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146 migrants feared missing after boat capsizes in Med: UN

AFP , Wednesday 29 Mar 2017
Migrant Crisis
File Photo: Migrants sit in a rubber dinghy during a rescue operation by SOS Mediterranean ship Aquarius off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa in this handout received April 18, 2016 (Photo: Reuters)
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About 146 migrants are feared missing after their boat capsized after leaving Libya, according to a Gambian man who was rescued following the disaster, the United Nations' refugee agency said Wednesday.

The young man was rescued and brought to the Italian island of Lampedusa by a Spanish military ship participating in the EU's "Operation Sophia" to crack down on smugglers.

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